I completed my M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Dr. RMLU, Faizabad and ‘University of Delhi’ respectively in the area of bacterial taxonomy and bioremediation of pollutants contaminated sites. Received 4.5 years postdoctoral training from Florida State University, FL, USA and Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in the area of anaerobic microbiology and bioremediation of uranium and nitrate contaminated subsurface groundwater.
During my journey of research, I have developed expertise in anaerobic microbiology, bacterial culturomics and taxonomy, bacterial physiology and metabolism, human gut-metaproteomics using next generation LC-MS/MS and Bottom-up proteomics approach and global meta-metabolomics. I try to employ above expertise in my projects to seek the solution of problems related to Taxonomy, Energy, Environment, and Microbial Ecology. Cultivation of tough to cultivate strict anerobic Bacteria and Archaea from anaerobic habitats (human gut, wastewater treatment plant, landfill leachate) using high throughput culturomics approaches and their taxonomical characterization and inventory preparation is one of the aspects of my ongoing research. In addition, along with Dr. Shouche, I am also trying to understand what type of microbiota is physiologicaly active and dominating in obese vs malnourshied individual using Bottom up-Metaproteomics approach.